Where to Eat

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Last updated August 4, 2021

At Lewis & Clark

Join us for a bite to eat! All of our facilities are within walking distance of each other.

Undergraduate Campus

Fields Dining Room (top level of Templeton Campus Center)

Trail Room (middle level of Templeton Campus Center)

Maggie’s Café (bottom level of Roberts Hall)

Closed during the summer.

The Dovecote (corner of Albany Quadrangle)

Closed during the summer.

Graduate Campus

Food for Thought Café (in York Graduate Center)

Law Campus

Law Grill and Café (bottom level of the Legal Research Center)

Off Campus

Portland is nationally renowned for its food scene, which includes options for almost every food preference and dietary need. Search by sextant or choose from a list of some L&C favorites.

Student Favorites

  • Salt & Straw—Multiple locations. Portland’s most famous ice cream joint offers up ice cream in every flavor imaginable, with new seasonally inspired flavors every month. 
  • Food Carts—Multiple locations. Portland is known for its food cart scene, and for good reason. Some student favorite “pods” include Sellwood Corner Food Carts, Cartopia, and Asylum. 
  • Blue Star Donuts—Multiple locations. Artisan donuts with well-paired flavors. 
  • Tea Chai Té—Multiple locations.This local business offers more than 100 varieties of loose-leaf tea, bubble tea, and great places to sit and study. 
  • Jade Bistro & Patisserie—Sellwood’s Thai and Vietnamese eatery also offers classic French pastries. 
  • ¿Por qué no? Taqueria—Two locations. The lines might be long, but the yummy small tacos and other Mexican dishes made with fresh ingredients make the minor inconvenience worthwhile. 
  • Tryon Creek Grill—This nearby sports-themed spot offers an extensive menu of pub food and a big beer selection. 21+.
  • Bannings Restaurant & Pie House—Open 24 hours, Bannings serves up classic American diner food and a large variety of, you guessed it, pie.

South and Lake Oswego

  • Dang’s Thai Kitchen—This pleasant Thai restaurant in Lake Oswego is just minutes from campus. Accepts reservations.
  • NOLA Doughnuts—Fresh donuts, made-to-order beignets, and a 2-4 p.m. happy hour that gets you those beignets and coffee for only $2? What’s not to love?
  • Chuckie Pies—This Lake Oswego restaurant features Neapolitan pizza, salads, wine, and beer. Accepts reservations.
  • Babica Hen Cafe—Comfort-food breakfast.
  • Casa del Pollo—Costa Rican comfort food.
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  • Multnomah Village French Quarter—This small food cart pod and cluster of shops in neighboring Multnomah Village offers a variety of cuisines, boutique shopping, and a seasonal produce stand. 
  • John’s Marketplace—A convenience store with a vast selection of beer and wine, this Multnomah Village spot also serves great burgers and sandwiches at the deli.


  • An Xuyen Bakery—A cafe and bakeshop offering artisanal pastries and delicious Pan-Asian sandwiches. 
  • PDX Burger—Creative, Portland-inspired burgers. Branches in Sellwood neighborhood and Division street. 
  • Abyssinian Kitchen—traditional Ethiopian cuisine. 
  • Ava Gene’s—Italian eatery featuring locally-sourced ingredients. 
  • Bollywood Theater—The Division Street branch of this cult-favorite restaurant offers regional Indian street food featuring local ingredients. 
  • Pine State Biscuits—The perfect Southern-style biscuits, offered in sandwich form, smothered in gravy, or paired simply with jam. 
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  • The Grilled Cheese Grill—Creative spins on the grilled cheese sandwich, served out of a converted school bus. 
  • Screen Door—Traditional Southern cuisine featuring natural, local, and organic produce. 
  • Hat Yai—Inspired by Thai street food, Hat Yai serves a variety of fried chicken and small curry dishes. Branches on Killingsworth and Belmont.   
  • Acadia—Neighborhood bistro featuring Cajun-Creole fare.  
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  • Native Bowl—Food cart selling Asian-accented vegetarian stir-fries. 
  • The People’s Pig—A BBQ joint with classic sides, beer, and cocktails. 
  • Kayo’s Ramen Bar—Offering both vegan and meat-based dishes, Kayo’s serves up noodles, wine, beer, and saké.  
  • Matt’s BBQ—Texas-style barbecue in a casual, food-cart setting. 
  • Olympia Oyster Bar—A fresh oyster selection with beautifully composed dishes. 
  • Thai Food Cafe—Noodles, curries, and more served in a bright-orange dining room.  
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  • Pine Street Market—Portland’s first food hall, Pine Street Market houses 9 of Portland’s most popular restaurants under one roof. 
  • Sizzle Pie—This Pacific Northwest chain of edgy pizza joints boldly declares, “Death to False Pizza!” 
  • Andina—Upscale Peruvian dining. 
  • Deschutes Brewery Portland Public House—A craft brewery offering gourmet “pub-grub”.
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